The Mechanical Repair Division (MRD) represents the interest of auto repair businesses in B.C. Through participation in the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA), the MRD played a key role in solving the issue commonly referred to as “Right to Repair”, which concerns access to OEM diagnostic and repair information by independent repair facilities. Success came in the form of the Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS).
MRD Executive Committee
Scott Waddle, Precision Auto Service, Langley
Rob Lang, Richmond Motorworks, Richmond
Murray Voth, Freedom Consulting & Training, Vancouver
Peter Foreman, Foreman Auto Service, Langley
Sean O’Gorman, Glenn’s Small Car Parts & Repairs, Courtenay
MRD Contact Information:
MRD Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: Go to the ARA Marketplace website and click “Member Services”. You will see “Repairer’s Liens”. That will take you to all the relevant information.
Answer: Go to the ARA Marketplace website and click “ARA Store”. You will see the TVSA forms among the other products the ARA has available to members.
Answer: Go to the ARA Marketplace website and click “ARA Store”. You will see the AC Inspection Labels among the other products the ARA has available to members.
Answer: Coming soon
Answer: Yes – the ARA has launched an employment website at AutoCareersBC.ca that includes career profiles, links to training resources, and a job bank where employers can post job vacancies.
Answer: Go to the ARA Events website.
Mechanical Repair Division News
Industry Icon John Weston Passes Away
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Bill C-244: Why it is Important for Industry
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New Vehicle Inspection Testing Requirements
The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) Branch of the B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has introduced a new testing requirement for all authorized …